The Dublin Laptop Orchestra, a group established at the start of 2011 who seek ‘to bring some theatricality and physical presence into electronic music performance’, will perform in concert at Smock Alley Theatre’s Boys School in Dublin on 11 December with traditional fiddle player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and dancer Nic Gareiss.
The concert will feature entirely new pieces in which traditional fiddle will combine with electronic textures, with real time interaction and improvisation being prioritised. The goal is to ‘infuse’ Irish traditional music with some of the new sonic textures and rhythmic and performative possibilities made possible by new, highly gesturally-focussed music software. Nic Gareiss, an improvisatory traditional dancer who has collaborated with a range of prominent musicians, including Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, will also participate in the performance.
The Journal of Music recently published a review of a performance of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra. The article can be viewed here.
The concert is being funded by the Arts Council’s Deis Fund for the Traditional Arts and the Trinity College Provost’s Fund for the Visual & Performing Arts. It begins at 8.00 p.m., and tickets are €10. They are available here, and on the door.
Pictured: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.
Published on 24 November 2011